Samantha Fox said she was relieved to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house after an incident with Stephen Bear which had left her needing to see medics.
She said that on Monday Bear had played a “magic trick” on her in which he sprayed water into her eye and dislodged her contact lens.
She said: “He really hurt my eye and I couldn’t open it for about four hours. IÂ had to see a medic and the membrane has been… yeah, it was horrible.”
The former Page Three girl told host Emma Willis she was forced to wear an eye-patch for “half a day”.
She asked Emma if viewers had been shown him “nearly blinding me”, to which the host replied, “It hasn’t been out yet.”
BUSTED Sam Fox exposes channel 5, trying to get Bear the win of CBB 2016 – deliberately hiding footage! #cbb pic.twitter.com/r084BZi0Ur
— Big Brother Xtra (@bigbrotherxtra) August 23, 2016
“It happened yesterday,” Sam said.
“Then no, we haven’t seen that,” replied Emma.
A Channel 5 spokeswoman confirmed that the medics were called but said the footage was not aired on Tuesday as it was a shorter show due to the double eviction.
Viewers quickly began to wonder why Channel 5 had chosen not to air the footage.
It sparked conspiracy theories that the show was attempting to protect Bear.
So there you go.Bear hits Sam in the eye,so she had to see a medic,yet we didn't see that tonight.Proof it's fixed for Bear to win.ð¡ð #CBB
— Stuart'JP'Osmond (@StuartOsmond) August 23, 2016
#CBB So what else haven't they been showing beside Bear really hurting @SamFoxCom eye? Obviously quite a lot! I wonder why…..ð¤ð¤ð¤
— sooboo99 (@sooboo99) August 23, 2016
See how #cbb can manipulate everything. Purposely not showing Sam in an eye patch when she had it for half the day #cbbuk
— Charlotte (@TweetingCharlee) August 23, 2016
Why has big brother not shown #cbb the eye incident though? Why are they protecting @stephen_bear hhhmm keeping him in ey #ratingsMaybe?
— Tonya L (@antonia_87L) August 23, 2016
How ridiculous. We saw NONE of SAMs eye incident, wearing an eyepatch…. What has happened to #cbb? C5 have turned it into reality trash ð
— Tutankhamun1989 (@Tutankhamun1989) August 23, 2016
Fans asked whether it should have got him a final warning.
.@channel5_tv any reason why the Sam/Bear eye incident wasn't shown? Did he get a warning? Why wasn't he thrown out? #ExOnTheBeach #CBB
— corey seville (@coreyseville) August 23, 2016
Bear hurting Sam's eye, wouldn't that constitute a 3rd and final warning? Better not show it otherwise they'd have remove him #CBB #Fix
— Brooke (@LadyBfothergill) August 23, 2016
Sam said Bear had continued to ruin her time in the house by throwing a custard pie in Aubrey O’Day’s face in a task that will be aired on Wednesday night for viewers.
She said: “What he did today with his custard pie earlier ruined today. Aubrey, she’d done all her make-up and everything, he put one right in her face.”
Sam claimed “putting up with Bear” had been the most challenging part of being in the house.
“I found it easier than I thought it would be… but it was hell, ” she admitted.
“It’s not been hard work, it’s just been a challenge to get through the day without Bear disrupting anything and causing aggro.”
Sam was evicted alongside Katie Waissel.